A regular boiler service helps your boiler to last longer, saves you money, and ensures your home is energy efficient, keeping you warm in cold weather.
How often should you get a boiler serviced?
Your boiler needs to be serviced once a year.
If you are selling your house, your boiler should also be serviced to show prospective buyers that there are no problems with it that they will have to fix.
If you are a landlord, you have a legal duty to ensure the safety of your tenants. Whether you are renting homes, rooms, or holiday rentals, you need to ensure your boiler is serviced yearly to prevent any issues and unexpected costs.
Why is it important to service my boiler?
Servicing your boiler every year means you can save money in the long-term.
When you maintain your boiler, it is likely to last longer and prevent any emergencies that could leave you out of pocket or without heat. A service helps to advise of any repairs that might be needed in the future, so you can prepare for this in advance.
Your home insurance will more than likely not cover a boiler replacement or emergency cover unless you have paid extra for this. This means if you don’t regularly service your boiler it could lead to breakages which you will have to pay yourself rather than relying on your insurance. It could also leave you with no heating, or suddenly having to pay for a replacement boiler.
You may also need a regular boiler service to benefit from a boiler warranty. When you get a new boiler, you may have to get it serviced every year for a certain number of years for your warranty to be valid.
By servicing your boiler, you are making sure your central heating system is energy efficient, ensuring your home is cosy during the winter and giving you value for money.
What does a full boiler service include?
Our gas boiler service checklist includes:
- A visual check of the boiler and flame
- Checks on the flue
- Checking the operating pressure and/or the heat input
- Check safety devices
- Check case seals
- Check all boiler components
- Identify any working faults when your boiler is fired safely
- Boiler parts cleaned, if necessary
- Service report
How long does a boiler service take?
Our boiler service can be carried out in 40 minutes.
Who can service a boiler?
A professional boiler service engineer can service your boiler. Make sure anyone who works with your gas boiler is Gas Safe Registered.
All of our engineers have many years of experience and are:
- Gas Safe Registered
- OFTEC Registered
- Worchester Accredited Installers
- Grant Approved Oil Boiler Installers.
OFTEC is the Oil-Fired Technical Association, recognized by the Government and manufacturers as being a trade body. OFTEC technicians can self-certify their work without informing local building control.
Our engineers can service both oil and gas boilers including brands such as Valiant, Baxi, and Bosch.
Can I book a boiler service during lockdown?
Yes, tradespeople are allowed to continue working during lockdown. We take all health and safety measures to ensure the safety of our customers and our staff.
How much does a boiler service cost in 2021?
The average amount for a boiler service in the UK is between £60-100.
At AddHeat we list our prices on our website unlike other companies because we know our prices are competitive. We don’t ask you to waste your time by getting in touch to get a quote first, simply book a boiler service with us today.
How much does a boiler service with AddHeat cost?
We don’t charge a callout fee and can provide same day callouts.
Top tips for maintaining your boiler during winter
- Service your boiler
The best thing you can do is ensure your boiler is regularly maintained to prevent problems before they arise. Servicing your boiler will save you money in the long-term and prevent you from being without any heat.
- Bleed your radiators
To ensure your house is providing the optimal amount of heat, bleed your radiators. You can check if there are problems by touching your radiators when your heating is on.
Check for any cold patches on your radiator. If there are, then you need to bleed your radiator.
You can do this by using a radiator key to turn the knob on your radiator to let out any air. Make sure to put a rag below the pipe as water may leak out too and damage your floors.
- Check your carbon monoxide alarm
It is extremely important to ensure both your fire alarm and your carbon monoxide alarm are in working order.
Carbon monoxide does not smell, and you will not know if there is a leak. Check the date on your alarm and hold down the button on your alarm until you hear it beep.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal, so don’t delay in checking your alarm.
- Insulate your pipes
Insulate or lag your pipes by encasing them in foam tube. This will stop your pipes from freezing and prevent burst pipes causing flooding in your home.
Insulating your pipes also makes your home energy efficient by keeping in the heat and making your water hotter for longer.
- Have an emergency number on your boiler
Keep AddHeat’s number on your boiler should you have any emergencies. This means you can quickly get an engineer out to help you.
Our emergency numbers are:
Wilmslow: 01625 464 235
Cheadle: 0161 667 1490
Don’t leave servicing your boiler until winter when everyone wants this done. Contact us today to ensure your boiler is ready for the cold weather at a time that suits you.
We are a family-run business based in Cheadle and service Cheshire, Stockport, and Manchester.
We guarantee an efficient service from our friendly engineers to keep you warm this winter.
Book your boiler service with us today